Cobb was recently honored as a recipient of the Georgia County Excellence Award from the Association County Commissioners of Georgia and Georgia Trend magazine. Cobb's Safety Village was recognized for being one of the Southeast's most comprehensive community safety training environments. "County Excellence Awards provide an opportunity to showcase programs developed by local governments that are having a positive impact on the community," ACCG executive director Jerry Griffin said in a statement. "The Cobb County Safety Village is a unique facility that will serve as a model for innovative approaches in safety training." The Safety Village has received numerous awards and accolades since it opened in August. The fire department has also been 200 percent more efficient training students and the number of students able to take part in safety training has doubled.